Thursday, 12 April 2012

The Big Basketry Gathering, 23rd June 2012 at the National Botanic Gardens of Wales

The Big Basketry Gathering at the National Botanic Gardens of Wales has it's own blog site. There you will find what workshops and events  we have planned for Basket Makers Association members and garden visitors alike. Please share this info. The Big Willow Sculpture Workshop is open to all too 20th to 23rd students of art or whoever, it is going to be big so we want as many people there to help and learn at the same time. There will be some limited camping too please contact Prue Thimbleby on 01792 521289 to book.

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Willow Weaving Workshop 11th April, 2012

I am running a Willow Weaving Workshop tomorrow 11th April at one of my favourite places...The Wildlife Centre at Teifi Marshes the Wildlife Trust's site in Cilgerran. It will be an informal day and  you can drop in and have a go or just watch what we do. Last year was busy and about 55 giant dragonflies were made by adults and children alike. You may need to book or get there early...11am. There is a fabulous cafe too and lots of meandering walks throught the reeds and woods. See you there.

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Living Willow Maze

Just returned from Epsom, Surrey where I have been installing a living willow maze labyrinth at Horton Children's Farm.
Well I say I but it was such a big one that I had a team. So thanks to Sophie, Zoley, Casper, Uldis, Bear and Daz and thanks to Steve and John of the Willow Bank who kept us with lots of rods.
Five domes, six tunnels, lots of fedge and podge too, plus a whale den and three archways. It took two weeks to build so we did work long hours.  
But we stayed in a lovely hotel in Purley...the Aerodrome Hotel or Hallmark Hotel dating from the original London airport where Amy Johnson stayed before flying the Gypsy Moth etc. A bit of character. And fully refurbished.